Questions and Assignments

Use the tools and the concepts learned so far to discuss and determine answers to the following questions:

  1. What is Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)?
  2. What are simple harmonic oscillators? Discuss an example.
  3. What is the Brunt-Väisälä frequency and how can it be used to predict cloud formations and the occurrence of thunderstorms?
  4. How can simple harmonic oscillations in the Earth's atmosphere and oceans be responsible for influencing the climate?